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Last Updated: Tuesday May 24 2005 07:52 GMT

Escaped eagle found safe and well

A bald eagle which escaped from a bird sanctuary during a display on Sunday has been found safe and well - and is gearing up to perform once more.

Fourteen-year-old Alaska has now escaped five times. This time, she turned up in the grounds of a hotel, 30 miles from her home in Kent.

Her owner Alan Aimes said: "This is the furthest she has ever gone."

He said she would be returning to her flying duties at Eagle Heights Bird Of Prey Centre in Dartford on Tuesday.

"I am going to fit a much more powerful transmitter so I can track her. To travel 30 miles was quite a trek," he added.

Alaska has lived at the sanctuary since she was six months old. She has visited hundreds of schools in the south east over the years.

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